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Youth Citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Present Challenges, Future Prospects

10 March 2016 │9.15 - 16.30 │ The Historical Museum, Sarajevo 

 

Join the YouCitizen research team along with young people and youth practitioners to discuss the present challenges and future prospects of youth citizenship in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Please contact Vanja Čelebičić at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to attend this event. Findings from the YouCitizen research project will be presented at the symposium and will be made available on our website. 

 

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Launching the 'LifeRoutes: Beirut' Digital Story Map

 12 December, 6pm at AltCity │ Montreal Bldg, Hamra St. │ Beirut, Lebanon

 Life Routes: Beirut is a collaborative digital-story mapping project produced by NAHNOO and the YouCitizen research project. In this project, young people from Beirut set out to explore the connections between their lives and the histories, memories, and stories found in everyday spaces in the city. Through interviews with peers and older residents, the youth researchers collected the stories of people and places around them and re-told them using digital photography, video, archival images, music, and sound. Through their stories we gain a glimpse of young people’s sense of belonging and attachment to place in a constantly shifting urban landscape. 

As part of this official launch, Youth Researchers will publicly unveil the Life Routes: Beirut digital-story and showcase some of their stories from around the Horsh, as part of NAHNOO's campaign to keep this public green space open to all.
 

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Learning to be citizens: Promoting social cohesion and security in times of uncertainty

An international workshop as part of the ERC-sponsored YouCitizen Project

Dates: 26th & 27th Nov 2015

Venue: University of Sheffield

Convenors: Dr Daniel Hammett (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Prof Lynn Staeheli (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Dr David (Sandy) Marshall (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Abstract: We are living in a time of insecurity:  economic insecurity as a result of the global recession; political instability arising from challenges to existing state structures; social insecurity as communities undergo change and social contracts are destabilised. Layered on to these fears are concerns about belonging, social cohesion, and, in the case of post-conflict societies, strategies for reconciliation. In settings around the world, there are debates over who does and does not belong to the nation, and  tensions are evident as pedagogical practices are used to consolidate nations at the same time that they aim to promote tolerance, social cohesion, social justice and responsibility.  Increasingly, the rhetoric, policies and practices surrounding citizenship and belonging are discursively linked to yearnings for security on multiple levels: from national security through to issues of personal security and safety.  Security in these senses is not only physical, but also emotional, economic and social. For those who are positioned on the margins of society, tensions between justice, inclusion, and security can result in contradictory ‘lessons’ about citizenship.

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